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When it comes to hostess gifts, brides often tell us they feel they’ve “been there, done that.” They’re over the standard monogrammed dish towel and tote bag. They want a unique way to show their appreciation to family and friends throwing them wedding showers and parties.

To help them out, we’re sharing our top five Pinterest-worthy picks:

Bud vases

You can never go wrong with a bud vase. With near-endless options at every price point, it’s easy to find one that fits your hosts’ styles. Fill with seasonal bulk or wholesale flowers and tie with a ribbon for a picture-perfect gift.


These are at the top of our list, and for good reason. From fan-favorite Volcano to the sophisticated Michael Aram line, you can choose from any number of candle brands for a quick, simple and reliable gift.


A true classic, glassware is always in style. Go all-in on the wedding theme and show your love with a Simon Pearce heart. If you’re more of a traditionalist, opt for a small catchall bowl.

Home accessories

For those who are willing to splurge, consider china. Beautiful and timeless, we recommend porcelain items like Herend’s monogrammed coasters, small baskets and wedding cake figurines.


Is there such a thing as too many picture frames? We think not. Whether you choose metal, wood or plastic, this affordable gift item can be easily personalized to each recipient.

Wedding planning can be stressful. But picking the right hostess gift doesn’t have to be. With these ideas as your guide, you can relax and enjoy the celebrations instead. Cheers!

Chris Norwood is the vice president of Tipton & Hurst, the state’s leading florist since 1886 with five locations in central Arkansas. For more information, visit